The Secret Behind Lupita’s Glowing Skin

written by Yoga David 22nd April 2014


Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o reveals another aspect of her life that many are yet to find out-  that the Kenyan beauty can make a mean veggie salad!

Could this same delicious salad be the the major reason why Lupita’s skin is flawless, ever glowing and is as smooth as satin? Is this the SECRET ingredient for her bottomless beauty? (*inhales sharply)

We’re all used to associating Lupita with high society glamour, swanky designer clothes, her fabulous pictures plastered all over top profile magazines, viral celebrity selfies, fabulosity……. but majority of us cannot be able to picture her toiling away in the kitchen, cooking up dinner or sweating her forehead off trying to cook chapos… No. She’s simply too fabulous for that. Our Lupita is a star!

It therefore came as a surprise then, when she recently took to her Instagram account with a short and simple recipe that left the masses, if not awed by her awesomeness,  loving her even more.

Even better, her recipe inspiration came right here from home. Dubbed ”The Lamu Tamu’ (a veggie concoction) Lupita proudly stated the salad reminded her of a recent visit to the beautiful Lamu island at the Coast of Kenya. It was that memorable and refreshing…Take that Mexico!

We at EatOut have tried to compile for you the full ingredients behind this wonderful Lupita recipe and hope that you will be inspired to recreate this celebrity salad at home.

You never know, it might just be the foodie Oscar moment you’ve been looking for!

Lamu Tamu Salad


– Salad Greens (Arugula, Romain, Bibb…)

– Onions

– Garlic

– Mushrooms

– Red Bell Peppers

– Mango (tangy, not too ripe)


Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Oregano, Basil, Parsley, Thyme, Lemon, Lemon Rind, Black Pepper, Salt, Red Pepper Flakes and maybe a drizzle of Apple Cider Vinegar.




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